29 February, 2020, 9:49 pm
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29 February, 2020, 9:49 pm | Suva - 30°C Sunny

Auckland measles outbreak more than 1000 confirmed cases in city

By Dhanjay Deo
Thursday 12/09/2019

 Auckland is experiencing a significant outbreak of measles as the number of confirmed cases in the city passes 1000.

As of today, there were 1007 cases in Auckland and 1214 cases nationally.

Auckland Regional Public Health Service medical officer Dr William Rainger said the priority should be getting the most vulnerable people vaccinated.

This included children under 5, young adults aged 15 to 29 and Pacific Islanders.

People aged between 30 and 50 are the least at risk of catching the disease and catching it severely.



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